Fires in Eastern China
This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on October 02, 2012. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red. Most likely the cause of these fires is agricultural in nature.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, GSFC. Caption by Lynn Jenner.